1850 N Central Ave, Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
May 5, 2021
email: [email protected]
Research Associate RRD Req ID 50864 Full-Time/Regular Shift Sat-Wed 10:00 am – 7:00 pm The Research Associate position was created for individuals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge set and working in a fast paced environment. The Research Associate's primary responsibility is to utilize centralized research resources/databases to provide research in support of the firm’s Investment Banking division and other departments. The Research Associate will work on research projects and ad hoc global projects. Working alongside a group of Investment Bankers grants the Research Associate constant exposure to a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective on the investment banking industry. The position will cover Special Situations and Macroeconomic Research and will potentially be aligned other sectors. Research Responsibilities • Provide value-added, consistently accurate, targeted and timely third-party research on industries and markets to support strategic financial decisions • Perform macroeconomic research to support the creation of pitch books and company/industry reports • Additional tasks include: o Conduct news runs on a specific industry or topic o Provide M&A deal related information and metrics • Knowledge management: utilization of tools including Jive, Microsoft SharePoint and email forums • Accurately record resource and time utilization metrics • Maintain a heightened awareness of compliance and client confidentiality obligations • Advise client business units on the cost of information in order to assist in managing research spend Requirements • Possess strong knowledge and understanding of secondary research sources for quantitative and qualitative industry information; within economics and other sectors a plus • Industry research experience at a financial service, corporate / research library, consulting or professional services firm • Ability to handle fluctuating priorities with efficiency and accuracy, including coordination with offshore delivery team supporting similar efforts • Aptitude and enthusiasm to collaborate with Global / virtual teams to deliver comprehensive client solutions • Refined written and oral communication skills to provide fluidity across working relationships • Strong work ethic, proactive, enthusiastic attitude, and eager team contributor • Flexible approach to duties and hours of work • Technology literate (e.g. MS Office Suite, Skype, Zoom, etc.) Required Experience: • 1-2 years of experience in an information management, competitive intelligence or sector research role • Awareness of and adept use of public information and proficiency with multiple proprietary third-party tools and databases • Undergraduate degree in Library Sciences, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics. MBA, MLS, or CFA (any Level) a plus • Working with financial services and related organizations including brokerage firms, consulting agencies, third party research outfits, investment banks, market research companies, private equity firms, corporate finance firms, etc. • Understanding of macroeconomic terminology and financial markets Database/Research Skills Exposure to any of the following data sources: Forrester | IQVIA (formerly IHS Health) | EvaluatePharma | Statista | Nielsen | eMarketer | Euromonitor | IBIS World | Fitch Solutions (Business Monitor) | Factiva | S&P Capital IQ | Bloomberg | ISI Emerging Markets (EMIS) | Filings Expert | SNL Financial | Refinitiv (Thomson One Banker, Thomson Research/Investext, Eikon, DataStream) | International Monetary Fund (IMF) | WorldBank | Country Statistical Agencies | IHS | Dealogic | Gartner | IDC | ComScore | Industry Associations | Consultants | Google Scholar RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer
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